JRA Plate nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 JRA Plate. The JRA Plate will be run on Saturday 16th April at Royal Randwick racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings
2 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
3 BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 CASINO DANCER M 5 Mike Van Gestel
5 DISCLAIMER (GB) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 FAUST (NZ) G 6 Kurt Goldman
8 GUARDINI (FR) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
10 HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller
11 HIGH OPINION G 4 Chris Heywood
12 HIPPOPUS (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse
13 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
14 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea
15 MAGICOOL G 4 Chris Waller
16 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
17 MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke
18 MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
20 NISSILE G 7 Paul Grant
21 REIGNING G 7 James Cummings
22 RUDY G 5 Helen Page
23 SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller
24 SECATEUR (GB) G 4 Danny Williams
26 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle
27 TERRUBI (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees
28 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
29 TREMEC (NZ) G 7 John P Thompson
30 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller


Trainer James Cummings has used the wisdom of his legendary grandfather to prepare Prized Icon to win the Listed Fernhill Handicap.

The late Bart Cummings saddled up the 2010 Fernhill winner and James repeated the training feat with Prized Icon at Randwick on Saturday.

“My grandfather showed me how to win one a few years ago with Kudakulari,” Cummings said.

Prized Icon sat outside leader Lasqueti Spirit before jockey Hugh Bowman called on him in the straight.

Sent out favourite at $2.80, Prized Icon responded for a two-length win from Crown Him ($4.20), with Lasqueti Spirit ($41) a head away third.

As for Prized Icon’s next assignment, Cummings chose to keep his cards close to his chest.

“He’s fifth-up today, I’ve trained him to a peak,” Cummings said.

“I’ll be pretty reserved with my judgment about whether we back up but I’ve got a race in mind next season.”

He said Prized Icon’s victory was a satisfying example of what the stable could do with a two-year-old.

“We only nominate about a dozen horses for the (Golden) Slipper and this is one of the few yearlings that we identified was going to be a really good two-year-old,” Cummings said.

“It’s great to kick a goal like that against some of the best two-year-old trainers in the country.”

The Randwick track condition, rated in the soft range, remained a talking point after the race.

Bowman said the track was “certainly rain-affected”.

After riding Bring Me The Bling, Tommy Berry also said the surface was softer than he would have liked.

“It walked better than it raced,” Berry said.

Jason Collett, who rode the runner-up, said the track felt sticky, similar to last Saturday.

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